Sun, Sun, Sun We Have What We Need

by PJ Grube | May 4th, 2010

Sun, sun, sun we have what we need. Although simplistic this might not be to far off base.

How Solar Energy Works the video [00:01:30]

General information about solar systems:

U.S. Department of Energy

'Solar System Rated 2.4 kwh - © 2010 Fresh Ground News

What we will endeavor to do here is design and build a solar system for our home. As we proceed we will share the resources and process with you. Information is essential for excellent choices and that is what we want to provide.

We have always planned to install a PV system when dreaming of how we want our home. However the whole solar thing is technical and requires some research. So, as in all plans, lack of planning is planing to fail. We need a good plan and will start from scratch.

January Late Afternoon Half Lit - © 2010 Fresh Ground News

The average home uses 8900 kwh of electricity per year.

8900/365/10 hour day = 2.44 kwh per day.

Photovoltaic systems fluctuate  electricity production throughout the day and there are many different types of PV cells. The system shown utilizes 24 – 100 watt modules in two arrays totaling a max. out put of 1.4 to 2.4 kwh, depending on the time of year and day.

When we looked at the annual electrical usage for our little live/work two bedroom home with business office in front, we were pleased to discovered an approximate use of only 12 kwh per day.

The back of our location faces due south with no solar obstructions.

Southern Exposure - Roof Hip - © 2010 Fresh Ground News

Sanyo makes PV Solar Systems

Proposed Application

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